/kooh"mis/, n.
1. fermented mare's or camel's milk, used as a beverage by Asian nomads.
2. a similar drink prepared from other milk, esp. that of the cow, and used for dietetic and medicinal purposes.
Also, koumis, koumiss, koumyss.
[1590-1600; < Russ kumys < Turkic kimiz]

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